We are the last generation that learned to play on the street, we are the pioneers of Walkmans and chatrooms, we were the last to record songs off the radio onto cassette tape, we lived without mobile phones, selfies or Facebook! We wrote actual letters and lived without hair straighteners! But most importantly we were lucky enough to grow-up with some of the coolest toys around, which I believe have shaped today’s modern toys. Some of these are still around, others are ‘new and improved’ but, for me, nothing will beat the originals!!

As we all embark on Christmas 2015 I wanted to re-visit some of my childhood favourite toys from 1980s-1990s.

They somehow evoke a warm cosy familiar feeling that we all knew as children. Christmas has mustered up all of the memories from my childhood - what was special and exciting when I was a nipper!

There’s something nice about ending the 2015 with a retro vibe, so here are some highlights from 1980s-1990s that will make you nostalgic for your childhood...

How many do you remember?

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